May is Lupus awareness month

I thank God everyday I wake up that my Lupus doesnt flare up and put me back in hospital. I used to suffer extreme chronic pain and couldnt sleep or go work. SLE or any auto immune disease is debilitating that hinders the quality of life for those who have it. I also have rheumatoid_arthritis and fibromyalgia.
We suffer silently until something breaks down and most of our family, friends, and yes even doctors do not understand what we go through until major damage is done to either an organ or a horrible fever or an unexplainable body rash. There is no cure for Lupus but with awareness people now live longer lives with few incidences.
Many of you do not know this but bulk of my business Infusions KW the “creations” from then until now is always looking for alternatives to eat better for me to help control my disease. My love affair with Turmeric and many other herbs and spices started so I could try to alleviate my symptoms from my Lupus. I have not taken any cortisone steroids for 3 years and barely take pain killers. Yes, I have bad days but compared to back then when i used to lay in my bed to now running a small business and home with a big family. I am blessed!
I really believe that consuming healing type foods/ingredients and changing your mentality are the major steps to overcome this condition and be healthy. The biggest point is that diet affects your health. Try more excercise, meditation , sleeping well. If you eat well and use certain spices, drink plenty of water all this can help keep your disease in check.
Please wear purple all month and show your support.
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Turmeric a healing spice

Turmeric is a spice not too many individuals are aware of. It’s mainly seen in South Asian cuisines – particularly in India.  Turmeric is a very powerful natural healer. Known to be a very strong painkiller and an anti-inflammatory ingredient, adding Turmeric to your daily food intake can be of great benefit in tackling from something as basic as a headache or a wound(I use it on my kids scratches and scrapes from playing outside) to helping cope with severe conditions like Rheumatoid_Arthritis, Lupus, and Fibromyalgia.

I personally used Turmeric to help me with my Lupus and the 2 other conditions mentioned above. When I was diagnosed with #SLE in 2009 I was taking many pain killers daily to help with my joints, body pain, and kidney infections. Honestly, I was on 21 pills a day inbetween supplements, cortisone steroids, pain killers, high blood pressure and cholesterol meds! It was a horrible experience popping pills almost every hour!

I started adding Turmeric to everything even juice and cooking with it. Along with a few other dietary changes, physical activity, becoming more spiritual and a serious mentality adjustment (was in a deep depression also taking pills for it), I am blessed to say I am basically pain free and more tolerant of flare ups. The only medicine I take now is 1 pill for my blood pressure (working on elimnating this too) and 1 multi-vitamin supplement. Of course, I have bad days like when it is cold or if I don’t sleep well and I have to take something for a migraine.
*Along with this, Turmeric serves as a great tool for detoxing your liver.

*Turmeric has also shown signs of eliminating cancerous cells from our #digestive system as well as preventing more to form.

*I even use it as a #mask on my #face to help with skin disorders related to my illness. (weekends only you will turn yellow orange color like a bad fake tan! )

*You can easily introduce #turmeric to your #diet by purchasing it in powdered form from us. Turmeric Spice. We get ours from #India and grind it ourselves.

Alhamdallah. God is Great! There is a saying in Arabic, “nafseeya nos elaij”.  Loosely transalates as, “The psychological well being the mental aspect is half of the cure/treatement.” I couldn’t agree more! What about you?

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